Lecture 21 Nov. 15. 2012
- Edward Reading - production
- important for reflections of nationalism as well as creating idea of nationalism
- notions of belonging
1. First, nostalgia is not “anti-modern”; it is not necessarily opposed to modernity but co-
eval with it.
2. Second, nostalgia appears to be a longing for a place, but it is actually a yearning for
a different time - the time of our childhood, the slower rhythms of our dreams
3. The consideration of the future makes us take responsibility for our nostalgic tales.
Nostalgia for .... what?
- nostalgia is part of modernity
- not anti-order
- nostalgia born out of idea of dislocation
- nostalgia a result of the fact that people are moving from place to place, that they allow
changes. Mainly these changes and experience of dislocation or moving place to place
coincides with modernity.
- rather than looking at i